OCALA, Fla., April 23, 2014 — Things are looking up for Hillary Clinton.
Her daughter, Chelsea, is in the midst of a high-profile pregnancy. Bill has long-since reinvented himself as a human rights crusader and political science guru; the days of Monica Lewinsky are now a faded memory.
All of this makes for a great prelude to Hillary’s much-rumored presidential run. The Obama Administration’s unpopularity seems to have little impact on her public image. One can say that she stepped off the train just in the nick of time.
The only thing which might be going against Clinton is her role in the Benghazi attack. “Might” is the principal word here.
Most Americans probably don’t remember much about what happened in Benghazi. Even though the attack took place in mid-to-late 2012, it is old news to all but right-of-center voters.
Our Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three other Americans died when Islamist militants attacked the consulate. The situation was known to be dangerous prior to the siege, and help was requested, but did not come. Just why it didn’t remains a mystery, and probably will forever.
Because Clinton was in charge of American diplomacy, she was rightly blamed for the security botch. Voters increasingly don’t care about a candidate’s history or qualifications for public office, however.
Instead, they seek out personal benefits, namely public assistance, and vote accordingly. Should Clinton manage convincingly to promise enough voters whatever it is they are seeking, then she will probably win.
If another politician crawls out of the woodwork to lay out even more lavish promises, then she is all but certain to lose.
This is what it all comes down to, and nothing more. The American Dream, for all too many, is just another government handout.
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